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it a terrorist attack as well. for more, let's go to dan rivers in london. what are the latest reports there on the hostage situation? >> effectively, according to the minister of information in algeria, this is a standoff. the algerian security forces surrounded this gas plant in the far east of algeria. the islamists are holed up inside, holding a number of western hostages. we don't know the exact numbers. there's been a press conference this morning from the norwegian stat oil company. it is saying that it had 17 employees there, 5 escaped. and therefore 12 remain unaccounted for. not clear if all are being held hostage or if some escaped into the desert. it's a confused situation. the state department confirmed there are americans among those being held. we understand as well possibly british, japanese, french as well as those norwegians. a number of countries being embroiled in this hostage crisis which looks like it may have been precipitated by algeria's decision to allow french planes to fly of the country as part of its ongoing military campaign in mali to the south. >> i kno
. it's a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> dan rueters is live in london. what do we know about the group taking responsibility? >> reporter: well, that had are sort of a splinter group, an affiliate of al qaeda in the islamic magnificent rred. led by mokhtar belmokhtar. he fought in the '80s against the soviets. he has been involved in people trafficking, drugs, and he has done a lot of kidnapping as well. most motivated by ransom and money. this may end up getting resolved. a notorious character, and described by french intelligence as mr. untouchable. known locally for being involved in cigarette smuggling. this is part of a wider, regional conflict, links to mali, that these islam iist groups in algeria are getting in on. furious that algeria has allowed french planes to fliory algerian air space to attack insurients, islamists in northern mali. >> what about plans or missions to get hostages out? >> well, we know from the ministry of information in algeria, that they are surrounded. the terrorists, and that a large number of security forces
, dan was cruising around looked outside saw a fireball racing across the bay area skies. so what a neat sight. the most spectacular thing he said he ever saw. >> cool. >> we missed it. >> i know. we're stuck indoors. >> thank you. >>> well, we all know california's nickname of course is the golden state but do you know which state is the granite state? >> new hampshire. the one sixth grader in the east bay knows all of them and that's because his school makes learning geography fun. that's what makes cooper elementary school cool. >>> reporter: the principal at cooper elementary says motivation is the key to her students' success. >> if they can find something that they're interested in that they can feel that they can accomplish and they can learn about, then they --you know, that carries them forward. >> reporter: one subject they focus on is geography. it's the only school in vacaville that participates in the national geographic bee sponsored by google. >> the place you live in, you got to know what to do, where you are, how to do it wher
the shouts behind us. >> our friend dan dicker saying this is a must buy. holly frontier has been returning so much to shareholders. these companies are a big beneficiary of the glut of domestic oil versus what we can charge, you know at the pump. the united states oil is so cheap. >>> a couple incongruities today. at yet the dow is positive. you made the point about the macro being positive. >> we are in a rising tide situation. you know, we're supposed to -- if you listen to anyone on how america is doing, i mean, you really think we must be doing terrible. we have higher payroll tax, a gridlock in washington, but the actual job growth is very out of sync, and it almost says like, listen, we got rid of this, let's start hiring. we may be looking at this debt ceiling, and i'm going to invoke shakespeare, the bard, that this may be much ado about nothing. i'm going there. right here. >> right now? the cliff is -- >> don't you love -- you know, when i first heard, i thought what a great title, i said no, moran, take the shakespeare course first the it's going to be claymation death match, ma
that someone who can set twitter on fire. dagen: dan henn injured says they need to get into the 21st century. they need someone to deflect any negative attention. >> that is exactly right. they need their own jay carney. they need a spokesman. a tea party spokesman for the republican party. the president has been doing this across the last 80 years or so. you go down the list for people who are white house secretaries and you, with names like tony snow, anyone who pays to politics recognizes the names immediately. they spoke for the president. the only two names that come up in the senate are senator mitch mcconnell and john boehner. they are the leaders and they are trying to do too much by being both the leader and the spokesman for the party. connell: you want someone who is not an elected official. dagen: ironically enough in williamsburg. connell: you know a lot of people inside the party and i would say you have some influence of writing in the journal's editorial page at least what people are thinking about. is this something that they are considering? >> i think it is something that
. >> on the day of his girlfriend's suppose it dan role he played football instead of going to the funeral. they dedicated the ball to the girl we now know does not exist. >> we award the game ball to renee. >> he told his coaches about the hoax on december 26th. the meal was still telling the story leading up to the national championship game. >> we decided that it was his story to tell. >> many people including one of the reporters that broke the hoax story >> his story that he is completely innocent and this does not shake up. >> what is not clear is why did he not mention that he had not actually met her and talking about how much he loved her. he'd out of the story about how he first met her at if about game start? how could he have been so in love with someone he had never met face-to-face? >> i think as he tells his story you'll see the same thing i saw. it does believe line up. >> he has been a top turning story on twitter ever since the story about the girlfriend hoped broke out. >> we will take a break. we all have our own personal opinions about hate me know what we will be back
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